Monthly Archives: September 2021

Donate blood to help Valley patients

September 29th, 2021 // News to Use, Upcoming Events

To address our community’s continued blood supply shortage, Saint Agnes is partnering with Central California Blood Center (CCBC) to host a Blood Drive Tuesday, October 5, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be parked at the Circle Drive near Shehadey Pavilion. Donations are by appointment only. According to medical experts, there are no adverse effects to donating blood and getting a flu shot in the same day, if you are planning to get your flu shot on Tuesday, October 5, you can still donate blood – and the order doesn’t matter!

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Flu Shot Festival starts next week

September 29th, 2021 // News to Use, Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for the annual Flu Shot Festival held October 5-14. By doing your part to support our safety promise, you’ll receive an ice cream voucher to be redeemed for one ice cream bar in One Main Café. As in past years, colleagues who are unable to be vaccinated due to a religious belief or medical contraindication may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be available soon and must be submitted to HR4U by October 22.

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Pfizer boosters approved by FDA

September 29th, 2021 // Coronavirus

Last week, the FDA approved booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Boosters have been approved for persons 65 and older, persons with underlying medical conditions and those who are at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure due to occupation, including health care workers. We are currently developing a plan to provide the Pfizer booster for Saint Agnes colleagues and will provide details as soon as we are able. In the meantime, if you are anxious to receive a booster, we suggest finding a vaccine location in Fresno County that offers the Pfizer booster.

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Food trucks and jeans this Friday!

September 29th, 2021 // Upcoming Events

This Friday, October 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fresno Street Eats will be making another stop at the top of the Circle Drive and The Plaza. All trucks accept cash and card, so be sure to bring some spare change this Friday to enjoy a delicious lunch! Plus, enjoy another Spirit Dress Down Day and wear your favorite SAMC swag with denim.

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This preventive screening could save your life

September 29th, 2021 // News to Use

We know how hard it is to find time to take care of your own health needs when so many patients rely on you for care. But when it comes to breast cancer, early detection is your best protection. So, don’t put off a life-saving screening mammogram. Plus, if you or someone you love schedules online with Saint Agnes Breast Center any time in October or November you’ll receive a lavender scented hot/cold eye mask!

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Retirees

September 29th, 2021 // Retirees

Thank you to these colleagues for their many years of service. We wish each of you the best in the next chapter of your life.

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In memoriam

September 29th, 2021 // In Memoriam

Saint Agnes Spiritual Care department invites you to join them in sending prayers and condolences.

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Flu Season is right around the corner

September 23rd, 2021 // News to Use

As we continue to battle this pandemic, it’s important to take every step you can to protect yourself against illness. Get your flu shot to keep your immune system strong as we head into flu season. This year’s Flu Shot Festival will be held October 5-14. In addition to the shot, all colleagues will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for one FREE ice cream bar in One Main Café. Also, as in past years, an exemption can be requested for religious or medical reasons.

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Earn double points through Sept. 30

September 23rd, 2021 // From Human Resources

To help colleagues and spouses/eligible adults enrolled in a Trinity Health medical plan earn enough points to maintain a lower per pay cost for medical coverage, Live Your Whole Life has extended double points through the end of September! Quarter 3 ends September 30 so be sure you’ve collected at least 5,000 points to maintain lower premiums.

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